CROCUS, transforms textile waste from factories and workshops into rigid plates of different thicknesses

Encouraged by a competition in 2020, Macarena Bravo and Mariana Paredes, industrial designers, study how to transform discarded textiles and outdated clothing into structures, in order to create a collection of 5 products.

We fear that the textile industry is at the top of the list of the most polluting on the planet, and as designers we have the task of looking for ways that provide solutions to problems like these.

We have succeeded in making our plates sustainable and we have been able to demonstrate that various marketable products can be generated in a circular economy, where we prevent many textiles from ending up in the trash, by giving them a second life, by transforming them and by adding value to them. , without adding pollutants.

The plates can be constructed with pieces of any textile, these are dipped in an ecological glue, placing them in molds or trays (depending on the use for which they will be used and the thickness) taking a drying process time of a few days.

So far, Crocus has made a coffee maker (a manual device that allows you to prepare tea or coffee with a textile filter), a small table, a flower press, a laptop stand, accessories and lighting.

We are currently continuing to study what other products we can make with the plates, such as acoustic panels, small decorative objects, etc. we believe it has endless possibilities.

Additionally, CROCUS uses co-design with other entrepreneurs to build collective strength; We also carry out design workshops (volunteer and private) with the initiative to make new generations aware that we can all contribute through small actions with “Un regard de Design”.

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